Alkemy X hires Ben Benedetti as VP of business development
Alkemy X hires accomplished entertainment industry executive Ben Benedetti as VP of Business Development at the company’s growing Los Angeles office.
Award-winning entertainment company Alkemy X brings on industry veteran Ben Benedetti as VP of Business Development to expand and innovate the company’s scope of VFX work.
With a comprehensive background in post production spanning executive posts at some of Hollywood’s top studios and post houses, Benedetti brings a proven track record for strategic problem solving and cultivating dynamic creative partnerships to this new role, working alongside Alkemy X Visual Effects Executive Producer, Mark Miller. The veteran post production executives will work closely to continue to elevate Alkemy X’s visual effects slate, in addition to existing and ongoing work for top series including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Westworld, The Righteous Gemstones, Fear the Walking Dead and Only Murders in the Building, among numerous others.
Notes Alkemy X President & CEO Justin Wineburgh, “Adding Ben to the team is an exciting addition as Mark has done a tremendous job amplifying our VFX work since he joined a number of years ago. Ben will now help Alkemy X meet the demand that has resulted from the explosion of VFX work at the company. We have been bringing in a diverse cross-section of industry leading visual effects talent from across the globe to allow us to scale. The combined depth of experience that we now have at Alkemy X with both Mark and Ben will allow us to continue to innovate, evolve and remain at the forefront of the industry with unlimited capacity.”
This fortuitous shift allows the two post production veterans, who have collaborated throughout Benedetti’s career, to have the opportunity to work together on the same team. Adds Benedetti, “In a tight-knit community like post production, I’ve been fortunate enough to work with so many wonderful people. I’m excited to finally have the chance to work alongside Mark to further expand Alkemy X’s stellar lineup of VFX work. This tremendously talented VFX team consistently elevates the visual scope of every project and I’m looking forward to being more closely aligned with the creative process, which is what I love most.”
Benedetti’s 30-year career in post production spans an impressive cross-section of top-tier studios and post houses. After breaking in as Ted Danson’s personal assistant on Cheers, Benedetti went on to implement the strategic plan for the development of a new post department at Disney Channel, then segued to leadership roles at Digital Symphony at Ascent Media. He moved to Sony Pictures Entertainment where, as a member of the executive team, he directly administered the award-winning TV Sound Editorial department while supporting business development for Sony's Digital Picture Editorial, Post Media Center, Colorworks, and Sony Pictures Sound Facility.
Benedetti joined Westwind Media in 2014 as Senior Vice President and General Manager, and in 2019 he became General Manager at Periscope Post & Audio, where he oversaw the design, buildout, and construction of their new post facility, as well as administering day-to-day operations and administration.
In addition to his work, Benedetti is an active member of various volunteer organisations including the Television Academy in the Executives Peer Group, the American Cinema Editors, and a past member of the Producers Guild of America, the Motion Picture Sound Editors, and the Hollywood Professional Association.
Including the foregoing high profile projects, the seasoned VFX team at Alkemy X is behind the dazzling effects for top scripted series and films including Power on Starz featuring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, AMC’s The Walking Dead, HBO’s The Wilds, Maniac, Blindspot, Mr. Robot, The Leftovers and Hunters, as well as M. Night Shamalan’s Split and HBO’s Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark.